Yesterday, anti-choice activists, under the banner "March for Life," rallied on the National Mall, as they have done every year since 1974 to mark the January 22 anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision establishing the right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy.
The current occupant of the White House described himself in 1999 as “very pro-choice” but, in his tireless and ruthless pursuit of becoming the most powerful political leader on the planet, pandered to anti-choice advocates, and stated during the campaign that on the reproductive rights issue, the matter should be left to the states.
For his running mate, he picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a steadfast opponent of abortion. So at yesterday’s rally, Pence and loudmouth Kellyanne Conway, part of Mr. Trump’s inner circle, were the headliners.
In a few days, Trump will announce his nomination for the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s successor. Three male appellate judges are at the top of the vetting list. Trump has vowed that he will nominate a jurist who will vote to overrule Roe v. Wade.
Such a move is bound to make America worse again for women.
Associate solitary reporter Matthew Isaiah Weitzmann, who covers the judiciary for us, predicts that, because Mr. Trump will continue to pander to anti-choice advocates, the president will pick 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch, who was nominated to the Tenth Circuit by Bush Two.
Those who think that the worldwide protests against Trump on January 21 were insignificant in size and impact have another thing coming if Gorsuch is nominated.